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Washington State University
Joe Hewa

Joe Hewa

Director, Center for Transformational Learning and LeadershipScholarly Assistant Professor 509-335-8678 Johnson Tower 601B, Pullman PO Box 644852

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Education/Training

  • Ph.D. Communication, Washington State University, 2019
  • M.A. Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University, 2007
  • B.A. Religion, Whitworth University, 2002

Professional Experience

2020-Present

Director, Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership, Washington State University

2016-Present
Scholarly Assistant Professor and Internship Director, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2013-2016
Academic Coordinator and Instructor, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University

2011-2013
Admissions Advisor and Instructor, Eastern Washington University

2009-2011
Director of Teen Programs, YMCA of the Inland Northwest

2002-2008
Director of Youth Programs, Spokane Community-based Organization

Interest Areas

  • Leadership and communication
  • Acceptance and Commitment Training/Therapy (ACT)
  • Professional development training and facilitation
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Experiential learning opportunities

Courses Taught

  • HD 200 Introduction to the Field of Human Development
  • HD 205 Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills
  • HD 487 Facilitating Change (Special Topics in Human Development)
  • HD 497 Professional Preparation
  • HD 498 Field Placement
  • HD 498 Study Abroad Field Placement in Barcelona, Spain

Publications and Presentations

Publications in Progress

Hewa, J.M., Kallman, D.I., (under review). Teaching change by changing teaching: Introducing communication for social change through empowering pedagogy.

Recent Conference Presentations

Patton, M.K., Whitman, K.M., Hewa, J.M., Peters, J.M. (2020, May). Learn. Inspire. Foster. Transform. Four Little Words Create Big Impact. Accepted presentation at The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA. Held remotely due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Hewa, J.M. (2018, April). Healthy food and land: Photovoice in rural Whitman County. Presentation at the Northwest Harvest Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Sage, R.A., Hewa, J.M. (2018, January). Community-based participatory research through photovoice: Exploring availability and access to fresh produce in Whitman County. Presentation at the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition 2018 Food Summit, Pullman, WA.

Hewa, J.M., Chen, C. (2016, November). “You just need to watch what you eat, right?”: Exploring social interactions and self-identity of adult type 1 diabetics. Paper presentation at National Communication Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Kallman, D.I., Hewa, J.M. (2016, June). Teaching change by changing teaching: Introducing participatory methods of teaching in graduate and undergraduate seminars. Paper presentation at International Communication Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kallman, D.I., Hewa, J.M. (2015, November). Teaching change by changing teaching: Introducing communication for social change through empowering pedagogy. Paper presentation at National Communication Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Recent Invited Workshops and Presentations

Hewa, J.M., Peters, J.M., Whelchel, A.D., (2021, April). Growth mindset and resilience: Promoting faculty and student mindsets that support student success. Workshop provided for LIFT (Listen. Inspire. Foster. Transform.) Cohort 4, Washington State University, remote delivery.

Hewa, J.M., Forsythe, K.M., Duell, B., (2020, July). Social connection and self-compassion: LIFT (Listen. Inspire. Foster. Transform.) concepts to support effective online teaching. Workshop provided for faculty preparing for remote teaching, Washington State University, remote delivery.

Forsythe, K.M., Hewa, J.M., Whitehall, A.P., (2020, March-April). LIFT (Listen. Inspire. Foster. Transform.) changes and connections workshops. Series of six faculty support workshops provided for cohorts of the LIFT faculty fellowship program during COVID-19 pandemic, Washington State University, remote delivery.

Hewa, J.M. (2019, November). Washington State Prevention Summit emcee, Yakima, WA.

Hewa, J.M. (2019, October). Values and values-based decision-making. Workshop facilitated for residence life undergraduate students at Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Hewa, J.M. (2018, April). Healthy food and land: Photovoice in rural Whitman County. Presentation at the Northwest Harvest Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Sage, R.A., Hewa, J.M. (2018, January). Community-based participatory research through photovoice: Exploring availability and access to fresh produce in Whitman County. Presentation at the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition 2018 Food Summit, Pullman, WA.

Qua, S.F., Kallman, D.I., Hewa, J.M., Hill, L.G. (2017, April). Liberating Learning. 3-day Liberating Structures workshop held at Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Hewa, J.M., Merley, H.R. (2015, April). Liberating Structures facilitation for GPSA Executive Board meeting, Pullman, WA.

Kallman, D.I., Hill, L.G., Hewa, J.M. (2014, November). Liberating Structures. Workshop facilitated in the faculty-led series on student success co-sponsored by the WSU Provost’s Office, WSU Teaching Academy, and the Global Campus, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.